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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
and health and science reporter carolyn johnson has our story. >>> check out my skinny jeans. >> christine's closet is full of so-called skinny jeans, tight-fitting and versatile. >> you can wear the boots over in winter and in the daytime you can wear them with like flats or drive them up at night. >> she admits it's sometimes a struggle squeezing into them. >> they can be hard to get on because you are obviously trying to pull them up. >> but more than an inconvenience, some doctors warn that an overly tight fit could actually cause nerve damage. >> it's called maralgia parastetica, where a nerve in the outer part of the thigh gets compressed and pressure on it causes symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain. >> the doctor said women can even experience symptoms without realizing the cause. >> one woman described it as sort of a floating sensation when she was walking. her thighs kind of felt weak and tingly and she got pain in the thighs. >> she said combining the jeans with ultrahigh heels can worsen the effect. >> because the pelvis tilts some, it can further accentuate the pressure ca
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